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Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program.

Thanks to a team of 24 people, Business France Dubai offers customized support through a step-by-step approach, helping companies to tap into the Middle East market or expand their presence.  

Business France’s missions involve:

  • Helping to optimise the performance of mid-size companies and innovative businesses to speed up their development outside their domestic market, leading to significant business growth.
  • Playing a role in defining national and regional programs geared towards developing industries internationally and enhancing France’s investment attractiveness, not least through sector-based and regional associations and greater synergies between firms.
  • Offering customised solutions and services to foreign businesses and investors to foster exports, but also to detect, support and facilitate inward investment.
  • Supporting the decision-making processes and performance improvements of exporting companies and industrial/financial investors in France.
  • Developing and managing the government-run framework underpinning the VIE / VIA international internship program.
  • Carrying out, overseeing or taking part in all international cooperation initiatives launched in its areas of expertise.
  • Monitoring France’s image and economic attractiveness abroad, while coordinating influential international business networks.
  • Analysing and suggesting government policy measures to support the international development of the French economy.
  • Drawing up, developing and rolling out effective communication approaches adapted to each of its targets, in France and abroad, to help meet these objectives.


Created in 1987, the French Business Council (FBC) is the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Dubai and the Northern Emirates. The FBC is currently the 10th largest French Chamber abroad with respect to membership and the first one in the Middle East.

The 780 members include representatives of French companies based in the UAE, as well as representatives of local or international companies and institutions with an interest in the French market, or seeking to establish partnerships.

Their mission is to help foster and develop the economic, commercial and financial relations between France and the UAE through the provision of a wide range of events and services. Their ability to meet the needs of all companies, from large corporations to SME’s, is one of their key strengths.

The FBC offers 7 dynamic business-oriented sectorial committees (including the ICT Committee), 2 clubs and 3 working groups giving their members the opportunity to share their experience and to stay up to date with the latest developments in their industry.

In 2017, The FBC launched its first edition of the « French Tech Dubai UAE Award by FBC » to highlight the vitality of the French entrepreneurial community based in Dubai.

With a team of 16 permanent staff, the FBC can help start-ups at all stages of their development with a wide range of professional services (first market approach, business missions, business center, recruitment, events and communication...), which are competitively priced.

Meet French Tech Communities based in Dubai UAE

They offer : Business networking | Tailored intro | Perks programs | Events


With more than 780 members, the French Business Council Dubai offers 7 dynamic business-oriented sectorial committees (including the ICT Committee), 2 clubs and 3 working groups giving their members the opportunity to share their experience and to stay up to date with the latest developments in their industry.

In addition, the FBC Dubai organizes over 100 events per year, including conferences, corporate forums, workshops, networking gatherings and the largest Gala Diner within the CCIFI network (1050 guests)

The FBC Dubai works closely with French governmental organizations in the UAE, Chambers of Commerce and Industry in France and abroad, and local authorities. The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the legal sponsor of the FBC Dubai and a strong supporter of the French business community.

These offer great opportunities for start-ups to expand their network of contacts and thereby develop their businesses.


As a Google For Entrepreneurs Tech Hub,

AstroLabs runs high impact events, free public meetups... which serve to cultivate the regional startup ecosystem.




Leading French Tech engineering network. There is a Dubai Chapter.

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